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Further response to BEIS consultation on subsidy control

We publish here a further response to the BEIS consultation on a new U.K. subsidy control regime, prepared by a distinguished group of experts in the field (Professor Andrea Biondi, Anneli Howard QC, Dr Totis Kotsonis, Professor Stephanie Rickard, Dr … Continue reading

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UK Government launches consultation on new Subsidy Control rules

By Jonathan Branton and Alexander Rose, Partners, DWF Law LLP       The UK Government has launched a public consultation to consider and inform the further development of its ambitious new Subsidy Control regime.   The consultation is open from 3 … Continue reading

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EU Commission issues “Notice to Stakeholders” on Brexit and State aid

On 18 January, the Commission issued a Notice to Stakeholders setting out its view of the current legal position in relation to Brexit and State aid. (The Notice is not, I think, to be found anywhere on the DG Comp … Continue reading

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EU/UK TRADE AND COOPERATION AGREEMENT: SUBSIDIES PROVISIONS – A NEW SUBSIDY CONTROL REGIME FOR THE UK

The text of the EU/UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement has now been published. The provisions on competition and subsidies start at page 181 of that print. I shall blog on the content of those provisions shortly (it’s Boxing Day). Since … Continue reading

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AG opinion in Hinkley Point C state aid challenge

Thanks to Tim Johnston, Brick Court Chambers for sending in this comment on the AG opinion in Case C-594/18 P On 7 May 2020 Advocate General Hogan handed down his Opinion in Case C-594/18 P, Austria’s challenge to the European … Continue reading

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Covid-19 State aid measures

For those of you interested in Covid-19 State aid measures, Oxera has recently published two articles on the subject, with practical guidance. These are available here: https://www.oxera.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Oxera-COVID19-1.pdf https://www.oxera.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Practical-guidance-on-the-new-State-aid-rules-on-public-recapitalisations-1.pdf

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Is there any scope for agreement between the EU and UK on subsidies?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the gap between the EU’s position and that of the UK on level playing field commitments, and in particular State aid, is the largest obstacle to the conclusion of a final relationship agreement … Continue reading

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UK subsidy control after Brexit: reading list

We are looking forward to seeing many UKSALA members at the seminar on Wednesday hosted by Shearman and Sterling, on the subject of UK subsidy control after Brexit (details here). The event is now full but there is a waiting … Continue reading

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House of Lords EU Internal Market subcommittee launches short inquiry on LPF commitments with focus on State aid

The House of Lords EU Internal Market subcommittee has launched an inquiry into level playing commitments in the EU/UK post-transition agreements.  The announcement made the following observations: – Background The Commission’s draft mandate for negotiations with the UK shows that … Continue reading

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Study on State aid and the use of cooperation tools

As some of you may be aware, a study is in hand on State aid and the use of judicial cooperation tools. The survey response is going well. Arranging phone interviews with judges who have experience of State aid cases has, however, … Continue reading

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